The Accountant is responsible to provide accurate and reliable financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data and preparing reportsThe ROLEGeneral accounting responsibilities include* Prepare monthly VAT reconciliations and VAT 201's* Prepare the annual income tax return* Maintain the accounting records, including the review of month end and annual balance sheet item reconciliations* Prepare monthly cost recovery calculations for allocating indirect costs to projects* Prepare journal entries with supporting documents* Maintain a register of office leases and other service level agreements* Prepare monthly management accounts* Prepare donor financial reports* Prepare quotations and invoices for the income generating projects* Maintain the fixed asset register* Review the insurance policy to ensure assets are suitably covered* Supervise and be a mentor to the bookkeeper, finance clerks / interns and administrators* Preparation of the audit files and supporting documents for the statutory and donor audits* Assist with budgeting, costing and new funding proposalsFunder specific responsibilities include* Research and keep abreast of relevant statutory and donor policies and compliance requirements* Review monthly finance reports of grant specific Implementing Partners within the scope of donor compliance* Review monthly and year-
to-date spend vs budget reports* Update and maintain finance reporting tools* Mentor the Organisation grant specific Implementing Partners by providing feedback on the finance reports and recommending improvements on financial reports and / or internal control processes* Perform monthly site visits to grant specific Implementing Partners* Attend programme & payment meetingsKey
Qualifications and experience : * Postgraduate degree or equivalent in finance and completed articles (SAIPA or SAICA) (non-
negotiable)* Minimum of 3 years experience in an accounting role (non-negotiable)* Experience working with SAGE Evolution (non-
negotiable)* Experience with projects and project accounting will be advantageous* Experience within the NGO environment and donor reporting requirements will be preferred* Previous experience in managing staff will be advantageousSkills and attributes : * Strong computer skills, with work experience using different accounting systems and MS Office, specifically intermediate MS Excel skills (e.g.
pivot tables, v-lookups)* Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify data quality issues* Attention to detail, ensuring accuracy and thorough engagement with tasks* Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-
paced, high stress environment* Strong planning, time management and project management skills* Results-oriented, professional, accountable and proactive* Strong interpersonal skills* Ability to mentor Implementing Partners with empathy.
If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks consider your application as unsuccessful.
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